CRASH Patrons transform Rennie Grove Hospice

CRASH Patrons transform Rennie Grove Hospice

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is based in Hertfordshire and provides care and support for patients in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, diagnosed with a life-limiting illness. This care includes medical care, treatments, occupational therapies, counselling and emotional support.

The day hospice offers services for up to 16 patients a day (Wed-Fri) plus a drop-in clinic on a Tuesday. This building also serves as the headquarters for their Hospice at Home services.


Rennie Grove applied to CRASH for help to enhance and extend Rennie Grove’s palliative and end-of-life care services. The layout of the 20-year-old building no longer fulfilled the needs of today’s patients. A number of spaces were impractical and MEP services had become unreliable.


With CRASH’s support, the old leaky conservatory was removed, and a new sunroom was built. A multipurpose room was created, internal walls were removed, and the reception reconfigured to create a wider, more welcoming experience. New glazing was installed, along with upgrades to MEP services (including lighting, power, IT and fire systems). Other works undertaken also included installation of new flooring, internal doors, a kitchenette, new bathrooms and redecoration throughout.


AECOM, Arcadis, Areen Design, Ben Adams Architects, Cundall, Dulux Trade, Forterra, Geberit and Hilti donated their professional expertise and products to transform the building. CRASH’s help means that the hospice building is now fully utilised, and the spaces are suitable, enabling the hospice to care for people, not only now, but for many years to come.


Trisha Pickersgill, Director of Finance & Facilities at Rennie Grove Hospice Care said:

“We are delighted with the results of our redevelopment project. The bright, modern and flexible spaces that have been created will enable us to deliver a wider range of services for more local people with life-limiting illness and their families in a much more welcoming and comfortable environment. With the number of people needing our care rising every year, our newly redeveloped building will help ensure that we can continue delivering our vital services to everyone in the local community who needs them. We are very grateful to CRASH and everyone else involved in the project who worked so well together to produce such a successful outcome.”

Lucie Gillard, Fundraising Coordinator at CRASH said:

“We are delighted that CRASH was able to award a cash grant of £40,000 as a result of our fundraising efforts. This is only possible thanks to the generosity of the construction industry and their incredible support of fundraising activities and campaigns like our Hope And Dignity Appeal.” Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive of CRASH said: “Our sincere thanks to all the CRASH Patrons and supporting companies for completely transforming Rennie Grove Hospice. This is a great example of what can be achieved when the industry comes together through CRASH.”

If your company would like to get involved in a future CRASH project and demonstrate your commitment to social impact, please contact CRASH at [email protected] or 020 8742 0717.

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